RAWALPINDI - Employees Welfare Association (EWA) Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISER) has announced next phase of its ongoing protest movement against Punjab government for not fulfilling their longstanding demands warning the boards employees would lock their offices today (Tuesday). This announcement was made during a protest session of EWA-BISER held under the chair of its president Raja Sajjad Akber here on Monday. Senior vice-president Muaf Ali, Secretary General Mehar Akbar and many other office-bearers also attended the meeting. While addressing the participants, EWA-BISER President Raja Sajjad said that Punjab government despite employees six-day long pen drop strike had not yet paid any attention towards their problems which had forced them to take the extreme step. After this, the boards employees would also take out a protest rally on Benazir Bhutto Road and later stage a sit-in to denounce Punjab government policies, he added. He said that owing to elimination of board fee by provincial government, the education boards had become defaulter while employees were deprived of their salaries for long. Besides, the issues of permanency of daily wagers, 15 percent raise in medical allowances and transfers of board employees had also been put in cold storage by Punjab government, which irked the poor employees, EWA-BISER president lamented. He said that the negligence on part of the provincial high-ups has left no option for the board employees than to hold protests, stage sit-in and observe strikes. He also appealed to Chief Justice (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take notice of 'injustice. If provincial government does not fulfil their demands, EWA-BISER along with others boards of Punjab would march on foot from Rawalpindi to Lahore and encircle Chief Minister (CM) Secretariat he warned. It is pertinent to mention here that EWA-BISER on the call of Punjab Education Board Employees Federation has been observing pen down strike since 9 February in favour of their demands and against Punjab governments negligence.